Dr. Sandesh Parajuli leads analysis of kidney transplants over the last half-century

Dr. Parajuli in clinic.

A first-of-its-kind study by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health Transplant Center researchers, led by Sandesh Parajuli, MD, associate professor, Nephrology, examines the outcomes of the 12,000 kidney transplants made at the Transplant Center between 1966 and 2022.

It traces a clear trajectory of improvement: kidney transplant patients are living longer, and transplanted kidneys are lasting longer thanks to advances in patient care, immunosuppression strategies and organ preservation techniques.

“We have made remarkable progress in kidney transplantation outcomes over more than five decades,” says Dr. Parajuli, who is also associate medical director of the UW Health Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs. “Through this research in organ preservation and advancing the medical and surgical care of patients, we are able to provide valuable insight into the transformative journey of kidney transplantation, from its early days to becoming the treatment of choice for end-stage kidney disease patients.”

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Banner: the new study’s lead author, Dr. Parajuli, in clinic. Credit: Clint Thayer/Department of Medicine.